Three men have been arrested after Blackfriars Road in London was cordoned off due to a security alert.
A201 Blackfriars Road / St Georges Circus: The road is closed in both directions due to a police incident. Use alternative route— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) November 21, 2015
A car stopped during the incident is reported to have Belgian number plates.
Car at centre of Blackfriars Road security alert has Belgian number plates pic.twitter.com/u5Y9C9xhaZ— London SE1 (@se1) November 21, 2015
A police statement said: "At 13:44hrs on Saturday, 21 November, officers stopped a vehicle on Blackfriars Road at the junction with Cambridge Circus.
"The occupants of the vehicle - three men - were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. They currently remain in custody at a south London police station
"Roads have now reopened."
Buses at a standstill in London Road due to alert in Blackfriars Road pic.twitter.com/DqfVEPHXXg— London SE1 (@se1) November 21, 2015
— BrummyInLondon (@BrummyInLondon) November 21, 2015
Rumours of a suspicious package and a bomb scare remain unconfirmed at this time.
Blackfriars road blocked under catherine's flat because of a bomb scare. police everywhere pic.twitter.com/ib13szwz6m— Tom Whiting (@tomwhiting13) November 21, 2015
A police helicopter is also at the scene.
The capital is on high alert after the terror attacks in Paris last week.
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